Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Time!

Yesterday was Ella’s first Halloween! I didn’t go out any buy her a costume, but she did get to wear a special outfit with pumpkins on it, her pumpkin socks and of course her pumpkin hat. She looked very cute! Unfortunately we didn’t get any pictures of her in her Halloween outfit, but we do have pictures of her from the day before Halloween in her pumpkin hat and shirt. There are also pictures from the Ella Fund event last week. Since I’m a professional photographer all of the pictures came out blurry, but you’ll get the idea.

Ella’s first Halloween was a day of both excitement and sadness. Unfortunately both took place at the pediatrician! The exciting part is that Ella continues to grow. She’s on the steady track of about 1 pound a month. According to her pediatrician, Ella weighs 12 lbs 5 ounces and is 25 inches long. This puts her in the 25th percentile for weight, the 75th percentile for length, and the 100th percentile for cuteness!

The sad part was that she had to get yet another round of shots. Those things are brutal! And I almost flipped out because after her shot the nurse put a band-aid on her! Of course I immediately reacted and told her that she couldn’t have band-aids on her skin. It was quickly removed and as of last night she didn’t have a new blister from the band-aid, so that is good news. It was just proof that we always have to be aware of what is going on.

As far as Ella’s first Halloween night, I had visions of what it would be. I would be holding her in the Baby Bjorn with her cute pumpkin hat on…we’d open the door to the trick-or-treaters…she’d look at all of the exciting cosumes…they’d ooh and aah about how cute she is…I’d just smile and say “thank you” while happily filling their bags with yummy candy. Unfortunately the shots made Ella sleepy, so she peacefully slept through her first Halloween night while I sat downstairs with the trick-or-treaters. Oh well. Maybe next year will be more exciting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a cute little pumpkin! Ella's also super cute in the jacket with all the fur-- she's adorable.